Biography - A Short Wiki
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Lidia is a famously known American chef, author, television host, and restaurateur. She is known for owning multiple restaurants and the television show “Lidia’s Italy In America.” She has been a regular contributor to cooking shows from public television. She owns several Italian restaurants in the U.S in partnership with her kids.
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Lidia is famously known for her unique specialization in Italian American cuisine and owns many restaurants in the U.S. Some of her cuisines are a partnership with her children and ex-husband, and after the opening of several restaurants, she was going through her divorce phase she decides to start her career in television.
Family and Personal Life
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Lidia got married at the age of nineteen, to Felix Bastianich, a fellow Istria- Italian immigrant and restaurant worker from Labin, Istria. They two had met on Lidia’s sixteenth birthday, and they got married in 1966. The couple has two children together, a son Joseph and daughter Tanya. They opened two restaurants in queens, Buonavia “good road” was the first restaurant they opened in 1971.
|Felix Bastianich (m. 1966; div 1997)
|Yes 2 (Joe and Tanya)
Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts
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|Lidia Giuliana Mattichio Bastianich
|Age (as of today)
|Date of Birth
|February 21, 1947
|Place of Birth
|1.61 m, 5 feet 3 inches
|60 kg, 132.5 lbs
|Net Worth / Wealth
|Author, Producer, Restaurateur
Height, Weight, and Age
Lidia Bastianich's height is pretty average measuring 1.61 m. Boasting a weight of 60 kg. Being born on February 21, 1947, translates to an age of 77 years as of todays date (February 29, 2024).
Italian food really reflects the people. It reflects like a prism that fragments into regions.Lidia Bastianich
It’s in the nature of Italians to live life with a positive tone and to celebrate the invitations that come along in life. Italian food is so conducive to all of that.Lidia Bastianich
If I’m not tasting wine and food… I’m thinking about wine and food. If I’m not thinking about wine and food… I’m writing about wine and food.Lidia Bastianich
Simplicity in preparation is the Italian way. Make easy dishes, and then you can elaborate the final preparation by decorating with vegetables or herbs or adding a dash of olive oil.Lidia Bastianich
What I learned being a young child was respect for food. Don’t throw anything away.Lidia Bastianich